Dr. Bouchenaki has contributed during four years (2013 -2017) to the launching of a UNESCO category II Centre: The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage created in Bahrain by HE Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa. He was the Director General of ICCROM since end of 2005 til end of 2011. His appointment at ICCROM followed a long career at UNESCO, where he was Assistant Director General for Culture from end 1999 to early 2006. Previously, Dr. Bouchenaki had been Director of the Division of Cultural Heritage and Director of the World Heritage Center at UNESCO, and in his own country, Director of Antiquities, Museums and Historic Monuments in the Algeria. He holds a Ph.D. in archaeology and ancient history from Aix-en-Provence University, France. He published a number of books on Cultural Heritage in Algeria and a number of articles in UNESCO publications. His last book published in 2017 is titled “Mutilated Heritage”. Presently, he is Advisor to the UNESCO Director General and to ICCROM Director General.